About Us

Thank you for visiting the new Unshackle Upstate website. Take a moment to learn a bit about our organization and what makes us tick.

Thank you for visiting the new Unshackle Upstate website. Take a moment to learn a bit about our organization and what makes us tick.

Unshackle Upstate is a non-partisan, pro-taxpayer, pro-economic growth and pro-Upstate education and advocacy coalition made up of business and trade organizations from across Upstate New York.

Our goal is to achieve changes in policy that make Upstate New York a stronger place to do business through controlled spending, reduced taxes, and reforming burdensome mandates and regulations. 

As Downstate booms, Upstate continues to struggle with economic stagnation and population decline. The only way to once again see our economy and communities growing is to make Upstate a place where families can afford to live and businesses are able to succeed and provide opportunities.